Easter Communions – let Mark or Trudi know if you or someone you know needs to receive their Easter communion at home and it will be arranged.


Electoral Roll – The roll is now closed until after the annual meeting.  A copy is available for inspection and inaccuracies can be amended.


APCM on Saturday 26 April 7.30pm – do please all try to attend our annual meeting.Nomination sheets are on the board for standing as a PCC member or sidesman


Easter Week day pilgrimage to Oxford – Friday 25th April. Please speak to Roland if he has not be in contact concerning the trip.


Our current parish book is ‘The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry’ by Rachel Joyce. Sign-up sheets on Book Group notice board. Discussion groups: Mon 2nd June at 8pm & Thurs 5th June at 10am


Would you like to make a cottage pie for St Joseph’s Hostel. It has been a few months since we last cooked for the homeless folk. They really do need our help and appreciate our pies. Please bring to church on Sun 4th May in a tin foil container. Thank you Angela.


Sunday evening prayer – changes to 5pm from May


Easter Thanks – sincere thanks from Mark to all who have helped in our keeping of Holy Week and celebration of Easter: wardens, Ann and choir, Sunday School, servers, sacristans, sidesmen, florists, cleaners, caterers, and the whole people of God in this place!


Easter Flowers: We are very grateful to all those who have sponsored the beautiful flowers which decorate our Church this weekend, and to all those who created the wonderful displays. Donations have been given by Sue and David Smith in memory of Revd and Mrs FG Baker; by Margaret Darlow in memory of Alan Darlow; by June Baker in memory of Ann and Gordon Baker; by Alan and Barbara Crew in memory of Gladys Lucas, May Crew and Geoffrey Niblett; by Elizabeth Pett in memory of John Pett; by Julie Green in memory of Ethel Jordan; by Gilly and Andrew Naylor in memory of Eileen Fryer; John Kitchener in memory of Helen Kitchener; and from Jan Brockhurst, Margaret Rees, Anthea and Robin Potter,Christine and Ray Rowe, Trudi Kearsley.



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The Church of St Thomas a’Becket, Pagham

Weekly Pews News

No.670/671              20th/27th April 2014

Colour of the season: White

Easter Day


Collect for the day: Lord of all life and power, who through the mighty resurrection of your Son overcame the old order of sin and death to make all things new in him: grant that we, being dead in sin and alive tp you in Jesus Christ, may reign with him in glory; to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be praise and honour, glory and might, now and in all eternity.


0ur Opportunities for Worship today

Easter Day                                                        (W)                                  



Easter Vigil & Dawn Eucharist, followed by champagne breakfastHymns: 470, 433, 348

Holy Communion 

Readings: Colossians 3: 1-7, John 20: 1-10



Family Eucharist Readings: Acts 10: 34-43, Matthew 28: 1-10

Hymns: 348, 968, 705,305, 672,

Communion: 274, 311 (677 & 17) if required


Evening Prayer with hymns – Common WorshipReadings: Song of Solomon 3: 2-5, 8: 6-7, John 20: 11-18




Second Sunday of Easter 27/04/14


Collect for the day: Almighty Father, you have given your only Son to die for our sins and to rise again for our justification: grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness that we may always serve you in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


Second Sunday of Easter                                   (W)                                  


Holy Communion (Easter 1)Readings: 1 John 5: 4-12, John 20: 19-23



Parish Eucharist Readings: Acts 2: 14a, 22-32, Psalm 16, 1 Peter 1: 3-9, John 20: 19-end

Hymns: 348, 84, 470, 198

Communion: 365, 361


Evening Prayer – Celtic





Sunday 20th April

Intention: Pray for all victims of violence, crime & oppression; for all those who seek to support them.

Anniversary: Beatrice Reed (2011)


Monday 21st April Monday of Easter Week

Intention:  Pray for the sick in body, mind or spirit; for the addicted, handicapped or incurable; for the work of St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

7.30pm Bell Ringers


Tuesday 22nd April Tuesday of Easter Week

Intention: Pray for Christian unity. Pray for our Deanery of Arundel & Bognor, for our parishes, clergy & people; for our Rural Dean Mark Standen, and for the work of Deanery Synod.

Anniversary: Christopher Goring (1989)

10.00am Coffee & scripture at Glenda’

7.00pm The Eucharist

7.45pm Ladies Club – Church Centre


Wednesday 23rd April Wednesday of Easter Week

Intention:  Pray for all those who do difficult work on our behalf, especially in the armed services & the emergency services.

10.00am Holy Communion

7.30pm Stations of the Resurrection


Thursday 24th April Thursday of Easter Week

Intention: Pray for the Church’s worldwide mission; for all the missionary societies and for The Bible Society.

11.00am Burial of ashes of John Penrose

1.30pm Funeral of Margaret Roche in church

4.00pm Burial of ashes of Howard Painter

8.00pm Confirmation preparation at the Vicarage


Friday 25th April Friday of Easter Week

Intention: Pray for our Diocese of Chichester, our Bishops, Martin and Mark, the archdeacons, clergy & people; for the work of Diocesan Synod & Church House; for the witness of Chichester Cathedral.

Anniversaries: Owen Lewis (1996) Hilda Boddy (2000) Alan Dudley (2007)


Saturday 26th April Saturday of Easter Week

Intention: Pray for the elderly, lonely & bereaved; for all those in residential care and those who care for them.

2.30pm Wedding of Edward Birch & Sophia Haythornthwaite

7.30pm APCM


Sunday 27th April Second Sunday of Easter

Intention: Pray for Peace. For the European Union & The United Nations Organisation.

Anniversary: Pamela Clift (2000)


Monday 28th April George

Intention:  Pray for vocations to the ordained ministry, especially any within our own parish; for our theological colleges and for all ordinands in training.

Anniversary:   Ronald Reed (1985)

7.00pm The Eucharist

7.30pm Bell Ringers





Tuesday 29th April Mark

Intention: Pray for Christian unity. Pray for our mission to our own parish; for the outreach of our parish newsletter; for all newcomers to Pagham and to our church family.

Anniversaries: Ernest Webb (2003) Derek Willson (2006)

7.45pm Ladies Club – Church Centre

7.30pm The Eucharist

8.00pm Pastoral Team meeting – St Andrew’s Chapel


Wednesday 30th April

Intention:  Pray for our neighbouring churches, and for the work of Churches Together in Bognor Regis & District.

10.00am Holy Communion

12Noon Luncheon Club at St Ninian’s Hall (Anthea Potter 264466)

2-4pm Knit and Natter at Helen’s 3 Conway Drive.  


Thursday 1st May Philip & James

Intention: Pray for our Parish Team – Clergy: Mark Eminson, Colin Wood and Bill Meyer  Lay Reader Roland Ell; Churchwardens: Trudi Kearsley and David Smith, Our prospective Curate: Jo King.

Anniversary: Gordon Eddy (2001) 

10.00am The Eucharist

8.00pm Confirmation Preparation at the Vicarage


Friday 2nd May Athanasius

Intention: Pray for our hospitals, doctors, district nurses, home care assistants, pharmacists, therapists, opticians,  dentists; all who provide health care.

7.30pm Cursillo reunion – Di Willson, 103 West Front Road, Pagham

8.00pm Girls’ Pub Club – The Lion


Saturday 3rd May

Intention: Pray for those baptised and confirmed here during the year, for their parents, godparents or sponsors. For our own godchildren.

Anniversary: George Harrington (1976)




Prayers and Intentions


We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Peter Spurway, Wendy Donovan, Kathy Owen-Evans, Lynette Tutt, Edith Gill. 


For urgent prayer contact Angela Halfacree to activate the Prayer Chain

(Tel: 864353).


For longer-term prayer needs contact Gillian Purvis (tel 267597).


We pray for those who have died recently, Sonia, Bryan Hack, John Penrose, Les, Marisa, Margaret Roche, and for those recorded in our Memorial Book whose anniversaries occur at this time. We pray for all those who mourn their passing.


We pray with thanksgiving that Lucia Elsom is now in remission with her leukaemia.  Thank you from her family for all the prayers.


We pray for Edward Birch and Sophia Haythornthwaite on their wedding day on 26th April.